13-01-2021

Employees would take pay cuts for full remote working

Employees would take pay cuts for full remote working - C&M Travel Recruitment
The vast majority of those in office jobs across the UK would accept a pay cut in order to continue working fully at home, according to new stats.

In total, three quarters (75 per cent) said they would be willing to take a reduction in their salary if it meant that full remote working was available once the pandemic ends.

The survey of 1,000 workers by OnePoll, on behalf of Citrix, found that the average Brit would accept an annual cut in salary of 14 per cent, or around £4,000.

More than a quarter (27 per cent) said they would take a reduction of between 15 to 20 per cent, while 26 per cent of people would be willing to see their salary fall by more than 20 per cent if it meant they could perform their job from their own home.

Those aged between 45 and 54 were willing to take a 16 per cent cut in pay, which was the largest average salary drop in all age brackets, while workers aged over 55 were the least open to any reduction in wage.

Speaking about the report, Darren Fields, Regional Vice President for the UK and Ireland at Citrix, said: "We're now in a world where employees have seen the potential that remote working holds to improve their work/life balance – so much so that they're willing to forgo a significant portion of their salaries to achieve this on a permanent basis.

"Technology allows us to take control of our working lives in a way we've never been able to before. Thankfully, those wishing to spend more time working remotely are no longer burdened by outdated cultures and stigmas."

Elsewhere, it was recently reported that flexibility and security will be a priority for Brits looking to make travel plans this year.

The report from Flight Centre also suggested that more than two thirds (70 per cent) of UK holiday makers would be more likely to book a trip as a result of the vaccine rollout.

By Owen Mckeon

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